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Opinion on purposefully slugging to bait DC?

It seems to be a popular topic on the steam community hub and honestly? In my matches as survivor today I've been slugged and left to bleed out like everyone else at least twice in my 8 or so matches. It's ridiculous that I'm being told by killers that its a good tactic and that "they arent baiting DCs" but theres tons of killers on the steam forum gloating how they are baiting out DCs so survivors get a large penalty.

This game is like a toxic relationship that seems to have no end, I get why the penalty is put in place but there really needs to be something done about how if given a chance survivors are just ai to killers. I used to play this game and laugh while i got hooked or scared by Myers and dumb stuff like clown, but now its just frustration and yeah I could quit but I've been a dedicated player since release I love the game I hate to see it get purposefully torn apart because the "sides" Killer and Survivor of this game just get to go at eachothers throats without any repercussions.



  • ClickyClickyClickyClicky Member Posts: 3,536

    It was obviously going to happen. Anyone who plays the game could have seen this coming if they have any experience with the community.

    Either people just stop playing in which case killer queues take longer or game mechanics are changed or certain perks get buffed to combat it.

    Any killer participating in this behaviour is only shooting themselves in the foot. These kind of toxic players will be the first to cry if survivors are given a bleedout option for example.

  • HawkAyeTheNooHawkAyeTheNoo Member Posts: 726

    I got slugged yesterday so went for an "Arthur Kit". After i'd seen off "Arthur" i came back and my match was over ready to start a new one. Passed the time.

  • MringasaMringasa Member Posts: 976

    If it happens, I just go get a drink and watch a little YouTube. Alt+Tab exists, slugging from 5 gens is nothing special. I don't even find it toxic tbh. Stupid, sure, but not toxic really. If you want no points and depip, go ahead. I'll get mine back next game. If it happens twice in a row, I'll play something else for an hour then maybe come back.

    People get so upset over the stupidest things. There is another match right around the corner, so just crawl into your own corner and chill a bit. If it makes you that upset that you got slugged, might need to take a break from the game for a couple days. If you want to play Justice Crusader and try to make everyone play nicely, good luck to you. Everyone is different. If we were all the same, and did everything the same way, that'd be pretty damn boring.

    fwiw, my cat likes slug games. She gets petted for the couple minutes it takes me to bleed out, so at least someone is happy for them. 🙀

  • ClickyClickyClickyClicky Member Posts: 3,536
    edited February 2020

    One time use perk. Fixes everything. Totally makes trolling in games acceptable.

  • Happy2Heal4YouHappy2Heal4You Member Posts: 119

    There could definitely be the killers purposely slugging people and never picking them up to bait DCs, but I think there is also something else to blame. For awhile now, people who have been slugged make no sound sometimes, and sound isn’t the killers best tool for locating slugs.

    I get that that this baiting of DCs thing is annoying but both sides are always going to pull scummy stuff when a new update comes out that can promote the playstyle. I’m sure a lot of killer players can tell you the amount of toolboxes being brought into their games after the ruin nerf. It’s unfortunate that there are are people who resort to playing like this, but the best we can do is not give them what they want, if you actually DC you are just fueling them to continue doing it. If these players see that no one is DCing and that we don’t care if we get slugged and still say GG then they won’t get their fun.

  • DocFabronDocFabron Member Posts: 2,408

    Lol ok Mr. Sensitive. Clearly I have the high power to change what is and isn't allowed in the game.

    Maybe, I was suggesting to the OP something he could do while he the game was out of his control?

  • DocFabronDocFabron Member Posts: 2,408

    Or do something else while you're stuck in a situation out of your control?

  • ImmortalReaverImmortalReaver Member Posts: 243
    edited February 2020

    If the killer clearly knows where you're at its a scum bag move but there's been times where I couldn't find someone before they bled out and I got accused of doing it on purpose. It can be hard to find slugs nowadays with the audio bugs. How about an option to give up and die after you're half way bled out?

  • Joao_BandicootJoao_Bandicoot Member Posts: 286

    The truth is other player doesn't push your buttons so (technically) DC'S can't be blamed on others, I don't think it's the fairest thing but still is under the TOS so in the meantime try to spend time with other things like already mentioned here.

  • Tactless_NinjaTactless_Ninja Member Posts: 1,791
    edited February 2020

    I wouldn't mind a 4th health state you could recover into. Maybe you could stand back up but be too injured to run.

    Besides that, slugging isn't toxic. You can escape while slugged, have several slugging related perks for killer or survivor, and its a baiting/slowdown mechanic for killers.

    There's also valid reasons not to pick someone back up. Wiggle timer after dropping someone is almost maxed, or they have DS.

  • Tactless_NinjaTactless_Ninja Member Posts: 1,791
    edited February 2020

    I know. That's why I specifically mentioned a 4th health state. Everything after that is musings I guess.

    Though something has to seriously go wrong in a match if all 4 people get slugged which is probably why I went that direction.

  • TheDizTheDiz Member Posts: 240

    They should add a 2nd stage to bleed out, like if you are left to bleed out and reach 20% health remaining you can crouch walk again and interact with things but are broken until healed by another survivor. This will stop people from slugging and purposely letting everyone bleed out. Idk, just think that would help a little or something in that nature anyway

  • Primalux135Primalux135 Member Posts: 1,045

    Maybe they could add a surrender button while bleeding but giving 500 points like being hooked

  • evil_one_74evil_one_74 Member Posts: 312

    Sadly, it's a one time use. It should be unlimited as often as survivors get slugged. I know no mither is unlimited, but it leaves you vulnerable.

  • fengsadfengsad Member Posts: 71

    For some this is revenge for ruin nerf. For others this is spite over DC changes. Either way, I'm running a no mither, tenacity, unbreakable build as survivor now. Fun. It would be terrible if I shared the love and did the exact same thing. Down every survivor and chainsaw around the map for 4 minutes as they sit there hating the game. I would never do that though.... That's other nasty people... Right... Not me.... right...

  • SonzaishinaiSonzaishinai Member Posts: 6,178

    In about a week the few killers that do it on purpose will stop too as it's also 4 minutes of them doing nothing

    After that how often does it happen that a killer let's the entire team bleed to that?

    I've had that once against a baby nurse my other 3 teammates were taunting all game

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